Wednesday, April 19, 2017

USA Africa Dialogue Series - GREAT LEAP FORWARD--Re: New Book: Decolonizing Nigeria

Another Great Leap Forward. 
Many congratulations.

Baba Mike 

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On 19 Apr 2017, at 17:22, Toyin Falola <> wrote:

Happy to announce the release of a very long book, 612 pp. long .


Toyin Falola and Bola Dauda

Bearing both the professional and general readers in mind, Decolonizing Nigeria: Politics, Power, and Personalities is an innovative approach at crafting a popular history of a great moment in Nigeria's history.The book is neatly organized into three parts. Part One, comprising three chapters, focuses on the driving forces of transformation, beginning from 1945 to 1950, to bring about self-determination for Nigeria, the most populous African nation.

Part Two, "Development of the Institutions for Self-Government," contains five chapters that cover British development policies aligned with the decolonization agenda.

The five chapters in Part Three are organized under the central theme of "Regionalism and Change." This section highlights the personalities of Nigeria's most powerful nationalists: Bello, Azikiwe, and Awolowo in relation to how their careers accentuated the structures of regional differences by entrenching the north-east-west antipathy respectively.

The final chapter "Conclusion and Epilogue," explains the tasking steps that Nigerian leaders have taken since independence in 1960 to deal with the "unfinished businesses" of decolonization.

Aimed at a wider audience with a blend of grassroots and elitist positions, Decolonizing Nigeria is a  to understanding both the political economies and the geopolitics of the post-colonial multi-ethnic nation states.


Preface and Prologue: A Popular History

1. Nigeria in the Late Colonial Era


2. Background to Britain's Secret Decolonization Plans, 1938–1948

3. The Activist Moment: Nationalism and Radical Politics, 1945–1951


4. Development Policies and Plans, 1940–1960

5. Evolution of Political Parties,1948–1951

6. Evolution of the Federal Constitution,1946–1954

7. Decolonization and Native Administration,1946–1958

8. Decolonizing the Public Services, 1949–1958


9. The Nigerian Nationalist Triad: Ahmadu Bello, Nnamdi Azikiwe, and Obafemi Awolowo

10. Regional Self-Government: Politics, Policies, and Programs

11. Regionalism and Education Revolution

12. Decolonizing of Creativity and Culture

13. Conclusion and Epilogue




About Toyin Falola

Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair Professor in the Humanities and a Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. . He has received various awards and honors, including the Jean Holloway Award for Teaching Excellence, the Texas Exes Teaching Award, and seven honorary doctorates. 


About Bola Dauda

Bola Dauda is an eminent public administrator and scholar. He served as the undersecretary and revenue budget officer for Ogun State and he represented the State and Federal governments of Nigeria at the World Bank in 1978.  He holds a master's and doctorate degrees in Political Theory and Institutions from the University of Liverpool, where he worked between 1988 and 1991 as a comparative public administration and management resource faculty.  Between 1991 and 1993, he was a senior research fellow and the research team leader of a team of researchers into the experiences of the African Caribbean People in Leicestershire, a project sponsored by the United Kingdom's central government in collaboration with the Leicestershire County Council, Leicester Local Authority, and the University of Leicester. Between 1993 and 1997, he was head of department of Race and Community Studies at the Edge Hill University College. Widely published, his writings have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and French. He is a regular media commentator and analyst on public policy and governance in Nigeria and the U.K. He is an honorary fellow of the University of Leicester, and a life member of the U.K. Coaching Academy. 

Toyin Falola
Department of History
The University of Texas at Austin
104 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78712-0220
512 475 7224
512 475 7222 (fax)

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